We strive to provide the most user friendly experience to all users of the website
The following accessibility features have been implemented on this website in order to make it easier to use for people with disabilities.
We strive to obey the spirit of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) of 1995 with respect to the provision of services online, as required by the Disability Rights Commission (DRC).
This website was successfully checked as XHTML 1.0 Strict. This means that the resource in question identified itself as "XHTML 1.0 Strict" and that we successfully performed a formal validation using an SGML, HTML5 and/or XML Parser(s) (depending on the markup language used).
Level Triple-A Accessibility
This website conformes to level Triple-A of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0, including all Priority 1, Priority 2, and Priority 3 checkpoints defined in the Guidelines (The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 explain how to make Web content accessible to people with disabilities). Conformance to these Guidelines help make the website more accessible to users with disabilities and benefits all users.
The following access keys are available and have been chosen to follow the UK government e-envoy's guidelines where applicable. Wherever possible, they also avoid conflicting with commonly-used screen reader keyboard shortcuts:
All content images used in this site include descriptive alt attributes. Purely decorative graphics include empty alt attributes.
You may change the font size of this document to your preference through your browser: In Internet Explorer, select View, then Text Size, and then your preferred size. In Firefox select View, then Zoom, and then Zoom In or Zoom Out.
All forms follow a logical tab sequence. Labels are associated with fields using HTML label tags.
This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout. If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the use of structured semantic markup ensures that the content of each page is still readable and clearly structured.
- W3 accessibility guidelines. Explains the reasons behind each guideline.
- RNIB's Web accessibility. Website accessibility for people with sight problems.
- JAWS. Screen reader for Windows.
- Lynx. A free text-only web browser for blind users with refreshable Braille displays.
- Links. A free text-only web browser for visual users with low bandwidth.
- Windows-Eyes. A screen reader for Windows.
- PwWebSpeak. A screen reader for Windows.